Wednesday, August 31, 2011 1:26:50 PM
@M_Archer: Good Call on the CRA, but you did forget to point out that it was started in the Carter Era and has been expanded during both Bush presidencies and during the Clinton Presidency. So when the village idiot claims the blame belongs to one side or the other, point him to wikipedia page as a quick primer on the legislation.
I don't blame the democrats in congress who pushed for this or the presidents who signed the legislation, I blame the people in America for voting the bums in or being too lazy to go to the voting booth to begin with. As George Carlin said: Lazy, greedy people vote in politicians who will let them continue to be lazy and greedy. [not an exact quote, deal with it]
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 12:10:44 PM
@MrBored123: Wrong. Every single recession/depression in history was caused by, or only made possible by government controls--this one is no exception. After 9/11, the federal reserve dropped their interest rates ridiculously low to ENCOURAGE banks to spend. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Community Reinvestment Act bullied banks into giving subprime loans and provided a safety net for them.
Like I said, throughout history, the statists have always been blaming problems caused by their regulations on the free market. This recession would not have been possible if the state and economics were completely separate.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 8:16:42 AM
5Cats "Gerry1of1: Bwaaaahahaha!~ Got you to look it up!" I don't get it. I googled, it gave a definition... Is that the whole joke? If there`s more I must be giving you a really big laugh now `cause I really don`t get it.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 6:58:13 AM
Thwe use of Hitler is appropriate considering barry rose to power on the coat tails of others much like AH did. Remember Hitler was a hero and a savior to the working class when he got started too. Hitler was a great speaker as well. He had powerful allies in the government, particularly in the military. We all know how that turned out. History is about to repeat itself, only the American public is armed much better than the jews in Europe were.
Remember the 2nd ammendment was written to guarantee the abililty of the people to forcefully depose the government, should the need arise.